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What Star India’s acquisition of IPL 2015 digital rights mean for Cricket online

The digital rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the T20 tournament organized by the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, have gone to Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Star India Pvt Ltd. The BCCI had set a cumulative reserve price of Rs 120 crores for this time period, and says that they received bids from Times Internet Ltd*, which owns Cricbuzz and video service Box TV (we checked, and it's still around), Multi Screen Media (which owns video service Sony Liv) and Novi Digital. Star India streams sports on StarSports.com, and other content on HotStar.com. The global rights to the Indian Premier League for Internet, Mobile, Radio and Television (for certain territories) were won by a consortium led by Times Internet, for a total fee of Rs 261.6 crore rupees for the…

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